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Workshop Scope

As a founding member of EDEN the Open University is pleased to be hosting and sponsoring EDENRW8 which will be held in Oxford on 27-28 October 2014 ('zero day' 26 October). The theme and scope reflects the current challenges facing researchers and the intersection of their work with ‘doing better things’ for key stakeholders.

The format of the event is key. This is not your usual conference program and definitely a workshop format! You will not sit through long presentations and juggle a programme by jumping from one room to another and network between sessions. The networking occurs as an essential aspect of your experience.  Featuring small groups for deep dialogues, feedback on your research, ‘research-speed-dating’ papers, poster session, a connect lounge, informal sessions for meet the professor for early career and postgraduate researchers, world café style facilitation and presentations along with our resident keynotes. You can also volunteer to be one of our social media ambassadors or be in the lucky dip for a curator role.

EDENRW8 is very focussed on you the researcher and what you can learn from and with your peers.  It takes place in an intimate setting where researchers including postgraduate students can share research, connect with peers and have adequate time to discuss the challenges of their work. EDENRW8 is suitable for researchers and postgraduate students and particularly those wishing to actively connect with peers and debate Challenges for research into Open & Distance Learning: Doing Things Better: Doing Better Things.

Find out more on the Workshop Themes and on the details of the Call for Contributions below.

Equality and Diversity Statement

EDEN highly values diversity and unbiased treatment. We recognise that different people bring different attitudes, opinions, ideas and knowledge, history and culture to our events, therefore our mission is to provide opportunities to everyone. True to these core values, we invite and encourage paper submissions from all.